On 26 Jan 2005 at 9:36pm Steve wrote:
We're moving to Lewes soon and I need to find a primary school for my 6 year old. I would like to hear your views if you have any on which ones are good, bad or indifferent.
On 26 Jan 2005 at 10:51pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
You will not be able to pick and choose unfortunately, it will depend upon which catchment area you live in. All the Lewes primary schools are good though the one to avoid if you can is Pells.
People will tell you Southover and Western Road are the best though this is not true anymore. My own son goes to Wallands which I find very good. It's the largest of the Lewes schools and this may be a little daunting to your child if he/she is used to a smaller school. St.Pancras offers a catholic education should you so require.
On 26 Jan 2005 at 11:52pm The Reverend wrote:
im not a catholic and attended St.Pancras. i had a pretty good time when i was there. but yeah tooth fairy is right... try to avoid pells... if youre moving to landport area send your children to wally wallands.
On 27 Jan 2005 at 12:01am Janet street preacher wrote:
I would avoid southover if i were you the head teacher leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion
On 27 Jan 2005 at 6:42am cbs member wrote:
my children go to Wallands as did I to, Seems to be a good school and they got an outstanding OFSTED report. you might have trouble getting in though. No trouble finding a place in Pells! Only six parents wanted there children to go to Pells last year as there first choice!
On 27 Jan 2005 at 8:39am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Nice to see you back cbsm. Does anyone know what the problem is with Pells? I went to Pells when it was actually at the Pells (left in mid seventies) and it was fine, it seems to have gone downhill of late.
On 27 Jan 2005 at 2:04pm The Reverend wrote:
you really want an answer for that toothy? well, since the big school shut down from the actual pells area it all moved to landport.. and its got to be the smallest school in lewes. unless they've put more prefabs together down there.
On 27 Jan 2005 at 2:28pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Are yes, I remember. The Pells site housed the juniors and the Landport site the infants. Now they are all at Landport. I see your point.
On 27 Jan 2005 at 3:43pm P. Skeeper wrote:
Oh dont mention Landport for gawd sake. You know what'l happen
On 27 Jan 2005 at 5:26pm The Reverend wrote:
excuse me skeeper but we're mentioning the list of primary schools in lewes and one of them happens to be in landport. dont get yourself so excited. and TF that wasnt a jab at you or anything. i just knew that if the 'L' word was mentioned someone would kick up a fuss! hehe
On 27 Jan 2005 at 5:37pm me wrote:
What about good ole malling primary. From what i can remember i had a great time there. Or has that hit the skids since Mr Curtis Left?
On 27 Jan 2005 at 5:59pm O. L. Denackered wrote:
Mr Curtis? Never heard of him. Malling had delightful teachers including Mrs Robins the head, Mr Tuit, Mr Tory, etc etc ( but that was the 60's )Do they still have the rhombecosedodecahedron hanging up in the hall way?
On 28 Jan 2005 at 6:56am cbs member wrote:
I agree with Pells bieng situated at Landport does it no favours, but it got an awful OFSTED report compaired with other schools in the area. I have just had to do school selection thing as I have a four year old. (went with Wallands as he already goes to nursery there) P.S soon to be moving out of lewes and to the delights of plumpton green as soon as house sells. YEE HAA
PPS never been away TF just stayed on the sideline to see if it calmed down.
On 28 Jan 2005 at 9:02am Head Teacher wrote:
I recommend you attend school to learn how to spell recommend :-)
On 28 Jan 2005 at 10:00pm Smiler wrote:
Theres a ;ot more to primary school than Ofsted reports.
I think SATS have wrecked primary school 'education'. Kids of that age should be inspired to explore their world not repeatedly force fed with the answers to exams that are purely designed to up the schools and governments ratings in the education, education, education propaganda war.
My sons interest in learning was virtually killed by the way his primary school, Southover, administered SATS in year 6
On 28 Jan 2005 at 10:26pm wrote:
As an employer, I cannot believe the lack of education 17 & 18 year olds with several O level or equivalent come to interview with. They come for office jobs so I ask a simple arithmatic question such as 6 x 7. they cannot answer apart from " I always use a calculator, I dont need to know my times table". Oh, and lazy, Jesus. Is it me or do all pre 25 year olds take after harry Enfields Kevin?
On 29 Jan 2005 at 3:08pm ? wrote:
kids of today eh?
On 29 Jan 2005 at 7:20pm me wrote:
Just agreeing with the man with no name.
On 30 Jan 2005 at 9:07am cbs member wrote:
We can't all be as perfect as you can we! p.s full stop at the end of a sentence.............
On 30 Jan 2005 at 7:18pm Head Teacher wrote:
That was a qestion so ? not ! ;-)
On 31 Jan 2005 at 4:05am The Reverend wrote:
Whats "qestion"? Are you sure you're a head teacher?
On 31 Jan 2005 at 7:03am cbs member wrote:
It was a statment, not a question.
On 31 Jan 2005 at 8:13am Head Teacher wrote:
To Reverand. A bit concerned about the missing 'U'? are you Welsh perhaps?
To cbs. If you had left the 'can we' off, then it would be a statement. However, you didnt, so its a q'u'estion.
On 1 Feb 2005 at 6:31am cbs member wrote:
the reverend was commenting on your previous sentence where you had missed out the U
On 1 Feb 2005 at 5:53pm Head Teacher wrote:
On 1 Feb 2005 at 7:52pm The Reverend wrote:
On 01/02/05 Head Teacher wrote:
Still you're making mistakes! Sentences always start with a capital letter. In your case that should have been a big 'N'. Not a little one. And no exclamation marks before a word. They're always used to close a sentence.
On 2 Feb 2005 at 8:36pm Head Teacher wrote:
Almost no professional attention is being paid to the ordinary reader, who continues to read for the pleasure of understanding the world of the text rather than for the development of a deconstructive or historicist perspective. The concerns that an ordinary reader seems likely to have about a literary text, such as its style, its narrative structure, or the reader's relation to the author, the impact on the reader's understanding or feelings - such concerns now seem of little interest.
On 4 Feb 2005 at 6:37pm The Reverend wrote:
Thats much better. Well done! I shall award you with an A-.
On 4 Feb 2005 at 7:05pm Head Teacher wrote:
On 4 Feb 2005 at 8:43pm The Reverend wrote:
's altight matey
On 24 Feb 2005 at 8:39pm Neen wrote:
Well I thought South Malling was good and I remember Mr Curtis too!
On 27 May 2006 at 10:30am Mike Turner wrote:
Pells Primary School is one of the bestmanaged and most welcoming and calm of all the schools in Lewes. It is attractively sited in a field near the river next to the Landport estate and has a warm and busy ethos. There is some snobbery about some of the responses because Pells is on the Landport estate but it has a good range of children from a variety of backgrounds and has done particularly well in coping with SEN children as well as encouraging high flyers - see the Ofsted report and Panda reports for results. Given its very mixed social intake it does well. A governor.